Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Education objectives

The Master in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics aims to train professionals with solid skills in areas of interface between Informatics and Life Sciences, specifically developing skills in the areas of simulation / modeling of bio-systems and the analysis of biological data. In addition, students will also have a solid background in programming, artificial intelligence methods and data science, which will enable them to apply these methodologies in different areas. In the 2nd year of the Master's Degree in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, students may join research groups from any of the associated institutions or others in the country or abroad, or even in a company, to prepare the Master's Dissertation.

General characterization

DGES code

MBCBI

Cicle

Master (2nd Cycle)

Degree

Master

Access to other programs

The Master’s Degree in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
aims to provide solid skills in gathering novel biomedical knowledge through computational approaches.

Such skills are indispensable to bring innovation in different areas of Biomedicine,
such as drug discovery, optimization of treatment schemes or Personalized Medicine,
and to aid in the design and optimization of biotechnological processes.

Graduates can follow career paths in education and research and development areas (R&D)
in national or European service industries

Coordinator

Profª Isabel Rocha / Profª Paula Gonçalves

Opening date

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Vacancies

- Number of places: 40 in total

Fees

1.500€/anual
7.000€/anual-International students

Schedule

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Teaching language

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Degree pre-requisites

Consult the page: http://masters.unl.pt/computationalbiology/curricular-structure/
The cycle of studies leading to a master's degree in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics has a total of 120 ECTS and a duration of four curricular semesters of students' work. This cycle of studies is divided between a teaching component corresponding to 60 ECTS, and a Dissertation of a scientific nature, original and specifically carried out for this purpose, which corresponds to 60 ECTS. The study cycle comprises two branches of specialization, "Simulation of Biosystems for Life and Health Sciences" and "Multi-omics for Life and Health Sciences". At the end of the 1st semester, students will choose the branch they intend to attend, and none of the branches may be left with less than 40% of the total enrolled students. In case the student's preferences do not allow this ratio to be met, the branches will be allocated according to the average of the classifications obtained in the first semester. The curricular structure, study plan and credits of the Master's course are shown in Tables 1 to 5. Students who do not complete the dissertation but who successfully complete the academic part of the course corresponding to the 1st and 2nd semesters will be issued a Postgraduate Diploma in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, jointly awarded by the five Organic Units.

Conditions of admittance

You can apply to the study cycle leading to a master's degree in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics:
a) Holders of a bachelor's, master's, integrated master's degree or legal equivalent in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar areas; the admission of candidates holding degrees in Mathematics, Informatics or similar areas is subject to approval by the Scientific Committee of the Master and to the possible frequency of Curricular Units in addition to those established in the curricular plan;
b) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this Process, in the scientific areas referred to in a);
c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree in the scientific areas referred to in a), which is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific Council of the Coordinating Organic Unit; d) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum in the scientific areas referred to in a), which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Coordinating Organic Unit, at the proposal of the Scientific Committee of the Master in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
- Number of places: 40 in total
The number of vacancies and access conditions are disclosed on the Master's official website at www.unl.pt/ComputationalBiology.

Evaluation rules

The evaluation will take into account two components:
1) Individual or group presentations and discussion of articles.
2) Individual written work.

Structure

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